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‘In others better (but still of the same kind); for the powerful are more ambitious and more manly (or masculine) in their characters than the wealthy, which is due to their aspiring to such deeds (achievements) as their power gives them the liberty of effecting’. ἔστιν δ᾽ ὅτε τὸν φιλότιμον ἐπαινοῦμεν ὡς ἀνδρώδη (shewing how nearly the two characters coincide), Eth. Nic. IV 10, 1125 b 11, ἀνδρώδεις ὡς δυναμένους ἄρχειν, Ib. c. 11, 1126 b 2. The power supplies the occasion of doing great deeds, and the habit of doing them forms the ambitious and masculine character: wealth does not confer such opportunities.
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